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The Sea Dog

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Bar, Seafood, Pub, Canadian
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1 Dock St, Shelburne, Nova Scotia B0T 1W0, Canada
+1 902-875-1131
11:00 - 20:00
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Lockeport, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a good lunch at the sea dog saloon.Had a good talk with Alan too. It was nice and sunny that day.we had a visit with Robert too.The last time I was there was Gene's 50th birthday party.

Thank cathyhayden658
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

The seadog was a turning point for my solo bike trip. I had spent several days on my bike, camping wherever I could find a spot big enough along the N.S rails to trails system. This was the first cycling trip ive done, and by the time I got to shelburne I was questioning myself and whether or not I... More 

Thank Robyn111111
Newcastle, Australia
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41 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

Salty Seadog sits right on the harbour, you can watch the sunset and night lights of the harbour .Food was very good,seafood patties were enormous!Apple crumble served in a tall glass was creative and yummy!Service by our waitress was very friendly and entertaining with local stories and information! Great spot and great food.

Thank Patcol55
Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

interesting setting,quite cozy no other customers wait staff friendly but meal was over priced and left a lot to be desired I had a hot hamburg ($14.00) which was not featured on the menu it was a two oz pattie served with the darkest gravy I ever seen,but the mashed potatoes were fine my wife had mini deep fried haddock... More 

2 Thank Wayne R
London, United Kingdom
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140 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Old school and eccentric dockside tavern, great location and good for lunch. Weird décor and overhead lighting for music nights will not be to everyone's liking, but a large menu and good choice of draught beers will be,large platters all reasonably priced and friendly staff, lots of outdoor dining space and such a great spot. Loved the car fenders on... More 

Thank Ian F
Ontario, Canada
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69 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

We were on a road trip along the South and South-west shore of Nova Scotia and we encouraged to go to Shelburne...Quite frankly, Shelburne itself was a disappointment, but we found this great restaurant/bar right on the water. Unfortunately it was not a great day weather wise, so we couldn't sit on the deck. But we had a window seat... More 

Thank John S
Qualicum Bay
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Pub fare on the waterfront. A water view from anywhere in the room as well as outdoor seating. Excellent food and authentic "salt cod" if you are up for it. Closes at (;00 pm

Thank Linda O
Halifax, Canada
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116 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

At least every other year I take friends here to eat because the location and view is outstanding. The venue is old seaport style and charming. There is quite an extensive old style menu. There was agood selection of beers, and we found the Seafood chowder very good. We also order a fish cake (gigantic sized and mostly potato and... More 

Thank NSfoodlover
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109 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

My husband and I went to this place as it is on the harbour and we wNted to sit in a pub and have a drink on the patio. Well turns out you can't sit anywhere but two tables tucked inside I the back corner to have just a drink. If you want to sit anywhere with a view you... More 

1 Thank Kerry M
Dock_St, Owner at The Sea Dog, responded to this review

Dear customer, I know it is silly to blame the law for being stupid but that is the law. Our liquor laws make us choose between allowing families on the deck or making it drinking without food which means 19years of age and over. So for you to have your way I would have to ban families from eating on... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Eating choices in Shelburne are limited and the recommended restaurant was booked out. This pub served ok food and had a lovely view over the water.

Thank Ian T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Seafood, Pub, Canadian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Dock St, Shelburne, Nova Scotia B0T 1W0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Southwest Nova Scotia  >  Shelburne
  • Phone Number: +1 902-875-1131

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?